Female Nintendo employee who coincidentally had been subjected to Gamergate wrath, was fired. Kotaku reports:
“The Japanese gaming giant has faced increased scrutiny late last year when a number of recent Nintendo games, including Xenoblade Chronicles X and Fire Emblem Fates, had been altered during the localization process. These content edits largely centered on the sexualization of young girls and appeared to be altered out of an assumption by Nintendo that Western audiences would be less tolerant of teenagers being presented as sex objects.
Nintendo never did much to explain why it was making these changes, and critics looked for a boogeyman, finding one in Rapp who had a long Twitter history of supporting feminist issues (and an equally long one of seeming to be a huge Nintendo fan long before she worked for the company).”
Cherelle Baldwin was found not guilty in the death of her abusive ex-boyfriend, against whom she was exercising self-defense. She was finally freed after three years in jail.
Texas woman forced to deliver a stillborn baby.
Canada’s conversation on how the legal system deals with sexual assault continues. Here are three important questions that CBC’s Peter Mansbridge didn’t ask Jian Ghomeshi’s lawyer.
Director of the Organization for Prostitution Survivors in Seattle asks: When it comes to teen prostitution, how much suffering is too much?
“Some people seem willing to argue about what number represents an acceptable level of suffering that society is willing to tolerate.
Our answer is none. There is no minimum number of kids who must be exploited for us to demand action, nor do we need a consensus about the average age in which that exploitation first happens. Their suffering is real and that is unacceptable, no matter what.”